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Jan 22, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – In his blog Tuesday, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan, praised outgoing Atty. Gen. Eric Holder for last week’s announcement that the Justice Department would no longer share property seized in drug arrests with state and local police. He urged Holder to take the next step and remove marijuana from the department’s Schedule I of dangerous and... Read More
Jan 21, 2015
I’ll be brief, as of course the president was not last night. As you might expect, I am partial to Ronald Reagan’s State of the Union speeches. I worked on their preparation. Ronald Reagan truly was the Great Communicator, and, though historians may prove me wrong, it was Reagan who started the practice of introducing American heroes and model citizens while speaking, having arranged their... Read More
Jan 20, 2015
Among the most disturbing, even tyrannical, federal programs of the last decades has been what has commonly called “asset seizure” or “asset forfeiture.” It simply means officers of the law can confiscate a private citizen’s property – cash, bank accounts, a car, a boat, a house, whatever – and not return it even if the citizen is innocent of any crime. Conceived as a major weapon in the... Read More
Jan 9, 2015 News
Rep.Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, and Rep. Bill Keating, D-NY, Friday expressed disgust at the terrorist acts in Paris and offered condolences to the people of France. Rohrabacher chairs the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats. Keating served as Ranking Member when the panel last September conducted a hearing titled “Islamist Foreign Fighters Returning Home and the Threat to... Read More
Jan 7, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – Regarding President Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Communist Cuba, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, today released the following statement: “I am a long-standing champion of the principles of free trade, but it must be free trade between free people. I strongly oppose the Administration’s efforts to... Read More
Jan 7, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – Returning from a congressional trip he led to the region, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, today issued the following statement on Kurdistan’s status and its welcome to Christian refugees:
Jan 7, 2015 News
WASHINGTON – Concerning Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent sweeping arrests of journalists and political critics, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, released the following statement: "Turkey has long been our friend and ally, the bridge between the West and the East and, as such, an important go-between by which to... Read More
Dec 18, 2014 News
WASHINGTON – Concerning Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent sweeping arrests of journalists and political critics, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, released the following statement: "Turkey has long been our friend and ally, the bridge between the West and the East and, as such, an important go-between by which to... Read More
Dec 16, 2014 News
WASHINGTON – Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and Sam Farr, both Californians, on Monday saluted congressional colleagues for including their co-sponsored medical marijuana amendment in final passage over the weekend of the government funding legislation, now on its way to President Obama’s desk. The amendment would require the federal government to respect state sovereignty over medical marijuana,... Read More
Dec 9, 2014
Recently the House passed, by an overwhelming margin, a resolution to condemn the Russian Federation for actions considered hostile and aggressive within its sphere of influence, specifically with regard to the politically torn country of Ukraine. Ten Members voted “nay,” myself among them. I wish to explain why I took this unpopular position. Above all, while Vladimir Putin’s government may... Read More